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president obama has been indecisive unconflicted throughout much of his presidency and many victories can be credited to someone else. this is about an hour. >> host: rich, congratulations on your new, "leading from behind: the reluctant president & the advisors who decide for him." first, tell our viewers how and why he decided to write the book. >> guest: when i sat down and said it wanted to write a book without adjectives. i think there aren't a lot of anti-obama books out there. i didn't want to be either one of those books. i want to read a book to describe it as to what i thought was the most important question, the most interesting question anyway. let's look at barack obama a character. he is the guy that is very public thank you to the experience. his entire place is that the law professors like turn, the committee table in the illinois statehouse during various meetings, but he's never the guy in the front of the room deciding, making the hard calls. he is various little management experience, suddenly he's in the most managerial job in the world. president of the united states
today. >> the first debate the turn presidential candidates mitt romney and president barack obama is next wednesday, october october 3rd. the university of denver. watch and engage with c-span, including a live debate preview starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern fall by the domestic policy debate at 9:00 p.m. post debate reactions and comments. calls, e-mails, and tweets. follow our live coverage on c-span, c-span radio and on line at c-span.org. >> presidential debates next wednesday live on c-span, c-span radio, and on line at c-span.org. watch ending dates. pass >> on washington journal tomorrow morning and look at the issue of foreign policy in this year's campaign. our guest is nicholas burt, former undersecretary of state for political affairs. political science professor at norfolk state university will focus on the role of virginia in the election and a history of the african-american vote in virginia. we will also be joined by editor in chief of the washington monthly to discuss recent articles in the magazine examining the consumer financial protection bureau. live on c-span ev
media. and you add those three elements together and to get the obama hate machine. so i would just like to see a little about each of those elements and then open it up for questions until the cameras are turned off. and let's start with a hate directed against obama. first, i've got to say i think criticism of any african president is fair game. i'm part of the white house press corps. i go to the white house every day. i would've been there today if i were coming down here, and everyday in front of the white house, pennsylvania avenue, there's a crowd of people protesting something. and i love the. i always make a point of checking out what they're for come with the issue of the day is. it's a very healthy part of our democracy. and criticism of the president of courses been around for a long time. if you want to go back to the ugliest presidential campaign history you can't go back to 1800 john adams and thomas jefferson, the things that were said particularly by their followers. but with president obama, it's been -- attacks not on his policy so much as on him as a person. we haven'
, obama campaign manager put out a video saying that the koch super pacs was attacking the obama campaign. they talked about a secret money during the ama. obama talked about super -- secret super pacs money, and allow the press coverage has also may not make distinctions in terminology and in meaning. do you think that politicians and the press corps should be held to a higher level and that? do you see hope that, you know, the fact checking of those terms will be happening or is this the definition of a word that was coined, just shifting of the debate? >> well, i think it is obviously important to distinguish between the two. in part because if you don't distinguish between the two and make a point of saying, you know, more than half the spending or however much it is is coming from groups that don't disclose their donors. the demand for disclosure is not going to grow, and we are not going to be able to get anything out of the policy-makers in terms of greater transparency in the system. >> but. >> point about a different kind of labeling. journalism, as it was covering the primaries
-span.org. president obama will make remarks at this conference at the 12:10 eastern and you will see it live on c-span. retired generals and admirals discuss the impact of childhood obesity on national security. we will hear about a report on improving the quality of food sold in schools to complement the efforts by parents to teach kids to eat healthy meals and snacks. it is hosted by mission readiness and begins live at noon eastern. this afternoon former secretary of state colin powell talked about the arabs spring and the role of the u.s. in europe enjoyed by foreign made a general secretary xavier salona live at 3:15 on c-span2. >> i watch c-span every time there's a special event going on. i pay attention to c-span the most. any time something is going on i want to watch c-span because they have the best and most unbiased view. if i want a circle spin i watch the other programs. i watch c-span tv on line or if i want to know what is happening i turn to c-span. i don't know that i have a favorite show. for me it is always anytime i need to know what is going on i know c-span will have the re
. that state is considered a battleground focus after president obama won it in 2008. ohio as 18 a month tour of votes. you will see that rally at 3:00 eastern on our companion network c-span. on c-span2 colin powell will talk about a role of the u.s. in europe in the arabs spring and from nato secretary-general xavier salona live at 3:15. .. >> the first debate between presidential candidates mitt romney and president barack obama is next wednesday october 3rd. the news hour's jim lehrer moderates from the university of denver. watch and engage with c-span including our live debate preview starting at 7:30 pmt eastern followed by the domestic policy debate at 9:00. post-debate reactions and comments, calls, e-mails and tweets. follow our live coverage on c-span, c-span radio and on-line at c-span.org. >>> last week the senate special committee on aging examined the high incidents of faulty claims to medicare for powered wheelchairs. we'll hear from a medicare official who outlines a new pilot program looking to reduce future risks of error and fraud in the program. this is about two hours. >
association for business economics. economic advisers from both the obama and romney campaigns will participate in the discussion. watch that starting at 2:30 p.m. eastern live on our companion network, c-span. >> former virginia governor tim kaine and former senator george allen faced each other thursday night in one of four scheduled senate debates. the cook political report rates this race a, quote, toss-up. >> the standard bearer of the republican said, he said that 47% of americans are too dependent on government, that they see themselves as victims. i ask you pointedly, do you share that vision of america? and what specifically would you do to deal with that 47%? >> as i stated in the beginning, david, the best social program of all is a job. how do you provide more job opportunities for people? it's by -- >> do you think nearly half the country see themselves as victims because they're too -- >> no, i don't, i see people -- i look very positively at the people -- >> so you would part company with governor romney on this point? >> excuse me? >> would you disagree with gov
that president obama clarified his stance recognizing the institution of marriage as being possible and should be legal between a map -- man and a man and woman of a woman. i would let state legislatures, baa the rules and relations about marriage have been state policy, i would let state legislatures make the decision about whether they would accord that legal protection to a same-sex -- >> you're not prepares -- >> no -- >> you're not prepared -- >> let me finish. i would be fine if that di it, labeled it marriage, civil union, or domestic partnership. are people trited the same and given the same legal rights and responsibilities, i think legal equality should be the policy. >> governor, a minute and a half. >> well, i believe marriage should be between one man and one woman, and that's the definition i've supported. i don't believe in discrimination against people on account of their sexual preference. as governor, that was our order for state government, how i operated the senate office as well. i look at people's capabilities, their skills, their willingness to be effective in advancing
romney and president barack obama is next wednesday, october 3. jim lehrer moderates from the university of denver. watch and engage with c-span, including a live debate preview, starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern, followed by the domestic policy debate and the postdebate for your reactions and comments. calls, e-mails and tweets. follow us on c-span, c-span radio and at c-span.org. the cato institute held a criminal law hearing. including the sec, and arizona's immigration law case, all agree that criminal law is changing with justices having to deal with increasing new uses for technology for the supreme court begins its new terms and just a few days, monday, october 1. this is just over one hour. >> because of the severe storm warnings we have been receiving, is expected to hit the capital city a little bit later today. in a flash flood warning -- the ones we have been hearing on the radio, i want to remind you that your seat cushions -- [laughter] -- can also be used as flotation devices. please note the exits. [laughter] keeping in mind that the closest exit might be behind you. [laughte
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